BIO

Rebecca Farr

(b. 1973, Glendale, California)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Rebecca Farr’s paintings and sculptures from Out of Nothing are studies of Farr’s personal family mythology, and the duality of Western cultural inheritance as it relates to embodiment. Born in 1973 in Glendale, California, Farr was raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest solo exhibition at Klowden Mann took place in the Fall of 2016, and her recent residencies include The Ark: Center for Interdisciplinary Experimentation at Les Laboratories Aubervillers, Paris in the summer of 2017, and a 2015 residency at Kaus Australis in Rotterdam. Farr has exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Houston, Istanbul, Rotterdam, and the Pacific Northwest. Her work is held in collections nationally and internationally, and she recently completed two years as a faculty artist in the education department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Education

1996 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College

Artist Residencies

2017 The Ark: Center of Plural Disciplinary Experimentation, Les Laboratories Aubervillers, Paris, France
2015 Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Seattle Art Fair, Klowden Mann, Seattle, Washington
2016 Out of Nothing, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2014 Sweet Broken Now, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2012 edge, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2010 RELAY, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2005 The Follies, Washington Center For the Performing Arts, Olympia, Washington
2002 Slip, SAW Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1999 She Knows, Velocity Studio, Seattle, Washington

Group Exhibitions

2017 Material Performance, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, Washington
The Ark: Center of Plural Disciplinary Experimentation
, Les Laboratories Aubervillers, Paris, France
Blue, Kamizake exhibition curated by Gary Brewer, PØST, Los Angeles, California
2016 Elysian Passage, Maiden LA, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
2015 Passengers, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Source Amnesia, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2014 Thanks for the Mammaries, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, California
UNESCO International Art Exhibition, Instanbul, Turkey
2013 Miami Project, Klowden Mann, Miami, Florida
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Klowden Mann, Houston, Texas
ArtPadSF, Klowden Mann, San Francisco, California
2012 Were Not Now, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Los Angeles, California
Miami Project, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Miami, Florida
ArtMRKT, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
2006 5th Anniversary Create:Fixate, Los Angeles, California
2005 Ancestories, Color Graphics Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2004 Figures, Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Washington
2003 Thirteen Days in France, Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, Washington
1998 Rouge, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington

Public Art

2017 Young Wave, WCAB, Van Nuys, California
2016 libraryword mural, Davis Middle School, Compton, California
Secret garden install and video, Davis Middle School, Compton, California
and Hull Middle School Torrance, California
2014 Of Self Installation, Hull Middle School, Torrance, California
2005 YMCA Mural, YMCA Youth Outreach Program, Olympia, Washington
Stonewall Youth Pride Parade Project,Stonewall Youth, Olympia, Washington
2004 Latino Youth Summit Mural, Centralia Community College, Centralia, Washington
2003 Latino Youth Conference Mural, Community Cultural Center, Shelton, Washington
2002 Santo Tomas Community Mural, Olympia Food Cooperative, Olympia, Washington

Selected Collections
Maya Magub and Alex Heffes, London, England
Sean Whitesell and Maria Quiban, Los Angeles, California
Azadeh Shladovsky, Los Angeles, California
Katherine Holland, Los Angeles, California
Heidi Lender, Sebastopol, California
Eileen Uy, Los Angeles, California
Michael Plump, San Francisco, California
Douglas Collins, Los Angeles, California

Bibliography

2017 NOH/WAVE Podcast,” March.
2016 Hagler, Josh, “How to Give a Shit No 7,” Venison Magazine, December.
Caldwell, Ellen, “Rebecca Farr’s “Out of Nothing” is Everything,” New American Paintings, November 26.
Chunara, Nazish, “Out of Nothing,” Venison Magazine, October 25.
Chunara, Nazish, “Elysian Passage,” Venison Magazine, August 10.
2015 McMahon, Catherine, “Source Amnesia at Klowden Mann,” ARTNews, July 23.
2014 Caldwell, Ellen, “Rebecca Farr’s Sweet Broken Now,” New American Paintings, November 5.
Schad, Ed, “For Spacious Skies Rebecca Farr’s New Work,” Catalogue Essay.
Williams, Maxwell, “Westward Abstraction: Rebecca Farr’s “Sweet Broken Now” at Klowden Mann,” Artsy Editorial, October 15.
2013 Fitzpatrick, Kyle, “Combining Influences: An Interview with Rebecca Farr,” Los Angeles, I’m Yours, April 1.
2012 Spitz, Sarah, “On the Edge,” Santa Monica Daily Press, February 23.

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